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Hello and Welcome to Pleasant Grove Middle School's Counseling website!
As your counselor, my goal is to support the academic success of all students.  I work with students to assist them with academic, career, personal, social, and emotional concerns.  I also work with students and families to support students in any way ranging from behavior concerns, communicating with outside therapists and agencies, and successfully transitioning our students on to high school and beyond. 
Students can come by anytime to see me to make an appointment or drop in if I'm available.  Parents and guardians, please feel free to call or email if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to set up a time to meet to discuss your student.
I look forward to a wonderful year here at Pleasant Grove and working with all of our students and their families!
- Lauren Todoroff
School Counselor
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I am here to help! Here are some services offered by the counseling program:
  • Assistance with Organization
  • Academic Tracking
  • Report Card Monitoring
  • Referrals for High School Tutors
  • Short-term Individual Counseling
  • Referrals to Community Resources
  • Psychoeducation for Students
  • Parent Meetings on Request
  • SST Coordination
  • Small-Group Lessons
  • Schoolwide Classroom Lessons
  • Crisis screening and response
  • Restorative justice sessions
  • Anger and anxiety de-escalation
  • Information & brochures library
  • Peer to peer conflict resolution
  • Interest inventory for College and job exploration
  • Assists with High school AVID placement 
  • Runs the Wellness Center
  • In charge of the Clothing Closet

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School counselors work collaboratively with ALL students, parents, teachers, administrators, and the local community agencies to help students with their academic success. School Counselors provide individual counseling, group counseling and classroom lessons to students throughout the year. School counselors work on three domains with students, Academic, Career, and Social/Personal. School Counselors build comprehensive school counseling programs and curriculum that are developed around each schools specific needs. The School Counselor's role is to support the academic  development of students which can mean  identifying social and emotional issues that get in the way of academic success. School counselors work with students on issues that may impede their ability to be successful in classrooms. There are limits to what school counselors do. School counselors are not therapists and do no provide ongoing therapy. When ongoing therapy is needed, counselors work collaboratively with parents to meet students needs.
The Link Below is ASCA (American School Counselor Association) video explanation of School Counselor's role:

School Counseling Belief System 
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  • All students can reach their full potential 
  • School counselors act as advocates for their students
  • All students relieve equal access to the counselor
  • All students should receive respect and unconditional positive regard from the school counselor. 

Student ReferalsTop of Page

If Students would like to meet with me they may drop a slip in my lock box located outside my door, this box is checked each morning and afternoon. They may also ask any teacher or staff member throughout the day to come to the office to see me. 
If teachers are concerned about a student they can e-mail or call to refer a student. 
If a parent has concerns  and would like to meet regarding their child they may call, e-mail or come by my office during my hours.

Websites and Additional Resources
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 If you would like to learn more about the AVID program please visit the website below.
Additional Resources